School Security and Safety Best Practices: Designing Physical Security Framework

Aug 5, 2015 | News

school safety and security best practicesEvery now and then we come across an article that is worth passing along. With so many area schools gearing up for Back-to-School here is one of those articles.

“School security has increasingly become an area of focus among school boards and municipalities. Officials are constantly seeking to implement or improve security and safety policies, procedures and technologies to offer the highest level of protection for students, staff and visitors. Every second counts in an emergency or crisis, making it imperative that schools have policies and procedures in place that make it possible to lock down buildings instantly while simultaneously providing alerts and critical information to on-site personnel and first responders to determine the most prudent course of action to safely evacuate occupants and apprehend intruders.

School districts everywhere are struggling with tight budgets that don’t leave much room for state-of-the-art access control and alerting systems

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“At the same time, schools must also implement policies for performing day-to-day security functions, such as limiting access to facilities and identifying potential internal threats. There are a number of best practices that can help schools identify and address a wide variety of potential issues, including an active shooter, medical emergency, missing students or other crisis situations. Below are a few of the most effective best practices schools can follow to improve the safety and security of students, staff and visitors.”

The articles then goes into detail on the following best practices:

  • Instant lockdown and notification
  • Simple alert notification process
  • Effective two-way communication
  • Flexible security measures
  • Private alerting systems
  • Real-time situational awareness
  • Cost-effective physical security solutions

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